Glenn is the leading spring wheat variety in North Dakota for the fifth consecutive year with nearly 1.15 million acres planted statewide. It accounts for 18.1 percent of the 6.35 million acres of spring wheat planted in 2011. Faller ranks second with 11.4 percent of the spring wheat acreage. Barlow represents 8.5 percent of the spring wheat planted and ranks third. RB07 ranks fourth with 7.0 percent of the spring wheat acres planted. Brennan and Kelby are tied at fifth with each accounting for 5.4 percent of the spring wheat acreage. Briggs and Vantage rank seventh and eighth, respectively, with 4.0 and 3.5 percent of the spring wheat acres planted. The top eight varieties account for 63.3 percent of the spring wheat planted in 2011. North Dakota continues to rank first in spring wheat planted acreage in the United States, with 46.6 percent of the nation’s total acreage.
Divide is the leading Durum wheat variety for the third consecutive year. Divide accounts for 32.5 percent of the 1.00 million acres planted compared with 26.6 in 2010 and 20.6 percent in 2009. Mountrail and Alkabo rank second and third, respectively, with 13.0 and 11.7 percent of the Durum wheat acres. Lebsock ranks fourth in Durum wheat acreage with 9.5 percent, and Grenora ranks fifth with 6.2 percent. The top five varieties account for 72.9 percent of the Durum wheat acreage in North Dakota. North Dakota continues to rank first in Durum wheat planted acreage with 58.9 percent of the nation’s estimated 1.70 million acres planted.
Jerry accounts for 38.4 percent of the 2011 winter wheat planted acreage in North Dakota, marking the eighth year as the most popular winter wheat variety. CDC Falcon and Hawken rank second and third, respectively, with 10.8 and 6.3 percent of the winter wheat acres planted. Jagalene ranks fourth with 4.9 percent of the winter wheat acreage planted in North Dakota.
The data in this report are based on survey of wheat producers conducted during June by the North Dakota Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Highly reliable state averages are produced from 2,740 positive reports from 3,719 respondents. The North Dakota Wheat Commission and the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Agriculture Experiment Station provided supporting funds for this survey. The NDSU Extension Service provided variety descriptions. Free copies of the publications are available from the North Dakota Wheat Commission; (701) 328-5111 or email@example.com.
Source: USDA, NASS North Dakota Field Office